Anglo-Saxon name Greever comes from when the family resided in the area that was referred to as the grove. The surname is derived from the Old English graf which meant of the grove.
Early Origins of the Greever family
Sussex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Greever family
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Greever Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Greever has been recorded under many different variations, including Grover, Grovers and others.
Early Notables of the Greever family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Greever family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Greever or a variant listed above: Samuel Grover settled in New England in 1635; Thomas Grover settled in Charlestown Massachusetts in 1640; another Thomas Grover arrived in Barbados in 1700.
Contemporary Notables of the name Greever (post 1700)
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